Raynor Haagh is the new regional support officer for the southern area of the northern region.
Some of the marks are pretty large but also spectacular which is part of what makes the Gulf Classic so special.
The weather wasn't always kind but it didn't seem to matter as 14 children completed learn to sail levels one and two at the Mercury Bay Boating Club recently.
Yachting New Zealand are looking for a regional support officer (RSO) for the Northern Region including Auckland, the Coromandel, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.
The Waikato Thames Yachting Association are hosting the regional centreboard regatta at Lake Ngaroto on February 3-4.
Michael Brown gives an update from the bottom half of the northern region, an area that extends from Lake Taupo to the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
The Hamilton Yacht Club will be running another Optisail live-in camp this summer from January 18-21.
Blustery conditions made it challenging for the competitors in the inaugural Hansa Class North Island championships at the Ngaroto Sailing Club last weekend.
Jason Holdt and Todd Birrell dominated the Hartley 16 North Island championships sailed at the Ngaroto Sailing Club recently.